We are pleased to partner with a number of publishers and authors to further the study and renewal of worship. As you explore the 150+ publications we have produced and supported, you will notice a wide range of topics that relate in some way to the worship life of congregations. You will also notice a wide range of scholarly and pastoral approaches to worship and congregational studies. We hope in this way to provide abundant resources on crucial issues that will help you grow in your understanding and practice of worship, theology, and ministry.
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Gratitude: Why Giving Thanks Is the Key to Our Well-BeingBy: Cornelius Plantinga, Jr.
What is gratitude? Where does it come from? Why do we need it? How does it change us?
In Gratitude, award-winning author Cornelius Plantinga explores these questions and more. Celebrating the role of gratitude in our lives, Plantinga makes the case that it is the very key to understanding our relationships with one another, the world around us, and God.
Under the Wings of God: Twenty Biblical Reflections for a Deeper FaithBy: Cornelius Plantinga, Jr.
A seasoned Christian author reflects on multiple facets of the Christian life, such as the character of God, the nature of suffering, and how to live in humility. The book offers timeless insights into the joys and challenges of a life lived in the presence of God.
Work and Worship: Reconnecting Our Labor and LiturgyBy: Cory B. Willson, Matthew Kaemingk
The chasm between work and worship has a devastating effect on the health, vibrancy, and effectiveness of both our labor and our liturgy.
Glittering Vices, 2nd Edition: A New Look at the Seven Deadly Sins and Their RemediesBy: Rebecca Konyndyk De Young
Drawing on centuries of wisdom from the Christian ethical tradition, this book takes readers on a journey of self-examination, exploring why our hearts are captivated by glittery but false substitutes for true human goodness and happiness.
Essential Worship: A Handbook for Leaders
Essential Worship is a concise, easy-to-read primer on the basics of worship theology and practice.
Imagining the KingdomBy: James K.A. Smith
James K.A. Smith expands and deepens the analysis of cultural liturgies and Christian worship he developed in his well-received Desiring the Kingdom
Baptismal Imagery in Early Christianity: Ritual, Visual, and Theological DimensionsBy: Robin Margaret Jensen
This book examines five models for understanding baptism, showing how visual images, poetic language, architectural space, and symbolic actions signify and convey the theological meaning of this ritual practice.
Living WorshipBy: Lester Ruth, Todd E. Johnson, James F. Caccamo
This DVD is a rich multimedia resource collection for students and leaders.
Desiring the Kingdom: Worship, Worldview, and Cultural FormationBy: James K.A. Smith
Smith reshapes the very project of Christian education, focusing around the themes of liturgy, formation, and desire. The author contends--as did Augustine--that human beings are "desiring agents"; in other words, we are what we love.
Glittering Vices: A New Look at the Seven Deadly Sins and Their Remedies
Winsome and wise, Glittering Vices is intriguing for any reader interested in spiritual disciplines and character formation. Its rich content makes it useful in undergraduate and seminary ethics courses as well.
Worship That Changes LivesBy: Alexis Abernethy
This book offers a balanced and wide-ranging approach to the relationship between worship and spiritual transformation.
Worship WordsBy: Debra Rienstra, Ron Rienstra
This book seeks to help students, pastors, and worship leaders come to a renewed appreciation and understanding of words in worship and to inspire them to use words more intentionally--to the greater glory of God and the greater blessing of God's people.
Performance in PreachingBy: Clayton Schmit
While there is no shortage of texts offering advice on the writing and delivery of sermons, most adopt a fairly traditional approach to the subject. This book takes a unique approach by examining the role of performance in preaching.
Helping Our Children Grow in FaithBy: Robert Keeley
A book designed for children's ministry and worship leaders, Sunday school teachers, and pastors--as well as parents--who want to nurture the spiritual development of the children in their lives.
The Art of Worship
From enlisting and training an effective leadership crew to overcoming opposition from resistant church members, The Art of Worship charts a clear course through every aspect of worship.
High-Tech Worship?By: Quentin Schultze
In High-Tech Worship, Quentin J. Schultze takes a careful look at how churches use technology effectively, giving readers practical guidance on the wise use of technology in their churches.
Proclaiming the Christmas GospelBy: John D. Witvliet, David Vroege
John D. Witvliet and David Vroege offer this outstanding collection of Christmas messages from giants of the Christian faith, such as John Calvin, St. Augustine, Martin Luther, Bernard of Clairvaux, and more.
Worship at the Next LevelBy: Scott Coil, Tim A. Dearborn
A book offering an inter-disciplinary approach for worship leaders, pastors, musicians, and all those involved in worship planning.